Kohver's court proceedings confirmed as closed

Eston Kohver (RIA Novosti/Scanpix)
5/27/2015 4:04 PM
Category: Kohver

The Estonian security official Eston Kohver will face a secret trial slated to start on June 2 in Pskov, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

Kohver, who is currently being held at a prison in Moscow, would face a secret trial in the Russian border town Pskov, with court proceedings set to start on June 2, Kohver's state-appointed lawyer Yevgeni Aksyonov told ERR.

According to Aksyonov, Kohver faces charges of espionage, illegal transportation of weapons as well as illegral crossing of the Russian border.

If found guilty, Kohver faces imprisonment for up to 20 years.

Kohver was kidnapped from the Estonian-Russian border by Russian special forces on September 5 last year and is still being held at the Lefortovo prison in Moscow.

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